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Members meet with Congresswoman Speier

Teamsters 856 San Francisco Zoo Stewards Corey Hallman and Steven Levitt met with Congresswoman Jackie Speier on Friday, December 12 to discuss improving employee-management culture at their workplace. Speier’s district includes the San Francisco Zoo. The stewards, along with Representative Tim Jenkins and Political Director Trish Suzuki visited the Congresswoman as part of the Local’s politicalRead More >

Concord members prevail in contract battle

A strike vote, an unfair labor practice charge, and an extraordinary amount of solidarity culminated in a strong contract for City of Concord Teamsters after nearly eight months of negotiations. During negotiations, the City proposed to cut in-lieu of medical benefits for future and current employees. This benefit provides members who opt-out of receiving healthRead More >

Members give big to Solidarity Fund

Teamsters 856 members gave big in the last two months, raising $4325 for the Solidarity Fund at the Thanksgiving Meetings and steward appreciation events. Thanksgiving Meetings Last week, Local 856’s annual Thanksgiving Meetings in South San Francisco and Rancho Cordova drew more than 500 members bringing food and toys for donation to needy union familiesRead More >

Teamster Aircraft Technicians Protest United Airlines

Aviation maintenance professionals working in San Francisco and Los Angeles will traded  their tools for picket signs to protest stalled negotiations with United Airlines this morning. Aircraft mechanics, represented by Teamster Local Unions 856 and 986, called for a picket of departure terminals at both San Francisco and Los Angeles International Airports on one of theRead More >

Zoo Members fight back after management tries to scapegoat workers

San Francisco Zoo Teamsters have had to go public over safety issues for the second time this year – this time in the wake of the tragic death of 16-month-old gorilla Kabibe. After the gorilla was fatally crushed by an electric door on November 7, top management attempted to place blame on the keeper involved.Read More >